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Rescue workers examine a burnt van at the accident site on a highway about 50 kilometers (31 miles) outside of Karachi, Pakistan, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. A passenger van overturned and caught fire on a highway in southern Pakistan killed and injured some people, local media reported. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

13 killed in van fire on highway in southern Pakistan

Sep. 27, 2020 4:02 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Thirteen people were killed after a passenger van overturned and caught fire on a highway heading to Pakistan's port city of Karachi overnight, police said Sunday. The van fell in a ditch after it was struck by an object from another vehicle late Saturday night, said Senior...

Deputies find 1 woman dead, 1 chained to bed at Texas home

Sep. 20, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

CLEVELAND, Texas (AP) — Deputies are looking for a man after one woman was found chained inside his home and the body of another woman was found inside a burning vehicle outside his Southeast Texas house, authorities said Sunday. After responding to a 911 call Saturday evening, deputies with the Liberty...

A view of downtown Portland from the East Bank Esplanade is seen on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The entire Portland metropolitan region remains under a thick blanket of smog from wildfires that are burning around the state and residents are being advised to remain indoors due to hazardous air quality. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Latest: Oregon seeks presidential disaster declaration

Sep. 14, 2020 11:21 PM EDT

The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): 8:15 p.m. SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the ongoing wildfires in the state. Brown made the request Monday, saying it would bring much needed resources to Oregon’s response and...

Wind turbines are enveloped in smoke from a fire burning between Proenca-a-Nova and Oleiros, Portugal, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. Almost 1,000 firefighters and 15 water-dropping aircraft are battling a major wildfire in central Portugal. Officials said that strong winds were pushing the flames through dense and hilly woodland, much of it hard to reach. (AP Photo/Sergio Azenha)

1,000 firefighters, 15 aircraft battle wildfire in Portugal

Sep. 14, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Almost 1,000 firefighters and 15 water-dropping aircraft battled a major wildfire in central Portugal on Monday, as strong winds pushed the flames through dense and hilly woodlands. The blaze was in central Portugal around Proença-a-Nova, 200 kilometres (124 miles) north of...

Firefighters monitor a controlled burn along Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to help contain the Dolan Fire near Big Sur, Calif., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)

Crews battling California fires head to devastated areas

Sep. 12, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

BERRY CREEK, Calif. (AP) — Smoke from massive wildfires that painted California skies orange was also helping crews corral the deadliest blaze of the year, but despite the progress there was concern that the death toll could mount as crews reach devastated areas. Nine people, including a 16-year-old boy,...

A firefighter shoots an incendiary device during a back burn  to help control the Dolan Fire at Limekiln State Park in Big Sur, Calif,. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)

'There was no fighting this fire,' California survivor says

Sep. 11, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

BERRY CREEK, Calif. (AP) — John Sykes built his life around his cabin in the dense woods of Northern California. He raised his two children there, expanded it and improved it over time and made it resilient to all kinds of disaster except fire. So when the winds started howling Tuesday and the skies...

FILE - In this July 26, 2018 file photo, the logo of Hyundai Motor Co. is seen at its showroom in Seoul, South Korea. For the second time this month, Hyundai is telling some SUV owners to park outdoors because an electrical short in a computer can cause vehicles to catch fire. The Korean automaker is recalling about 180,000 Tucson SUVs in the U.S. from 2019 through 2021 to fix the problem.  (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

Hyundai warns owners to park outside, recalls 180,000 SUVs

Sep. 11, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — For the second time this month, Hyundai is telling some SUV owners to park outdoors because an electrical short in a computer could cause vehicles to catch fire. The Korean automaker is recalling about 180,000 Tucson SUVs in the U.S. from 2019 through 2021 to fix the problem. The company...

This undated photo, provided by Roth and Roth LLP, shows Daniel Prude. Prude, 41, suffocated after police in Rochester, NY, put a

Signs of trouble before police pinned Prude naked on street

Sep. 5, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Daniel Prude appeared to be spiraling into crisis in the hours before police handcuffed him on a city street in March, then pinned the naked man face down. The 41-year-old had been thrown off a train the day before for disruptive behavior. He was sent to a hospital for a mental...

FILE- This combination of file photos shows the logo of Kia Motors during an unveiling ceremony on Dec. 13, 2017, in Seoul, South Korea, top, and a Hyundai logo on the side of a showroom on April 15, 2018, in the south Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo., bottom. The Korean automakers are recalling over 591,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix a brake fluid leak that could cause engine fires.  (AP Photo, File)

Hyundai, Kia recall vehicles for leaks that can cause fires

Sep. 3, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are recalling over 600,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to fix a brake fluid leak that could cause engine fires. The recalls cover more than 440,000 Kia Optima midsize sedans from 2013 through 2015 and Kia Sorento SUVs from 2014 and 2015. Also covered are...

Police: Man found fatally shot inside burning vehicle

Sep. 3, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man was found fatally shot inside a burning vehicle near U.S. 71 in Kansas City, police said. Police were called to the area around 12:15 a.m. Thursday for a report of a shooting and found the vehicle on the 75th Street on-ramp in flames. Officers then found a man inside the...